National Healthy Schools Day is just around the corner, and we’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Healthy Schools Network for our sixth annual Twitter chat. This chat will focus on lead, a potent neurotoxin, and the importance of keeping toxics out of schools.
This year’s chat will feature special guests, including:
- Lindsay McCormick, EDF Health, @EDFHealth
- AASA, The School Superintendents Association, @AASATotalChild
Hear from our guest experts on lead and don’t miss an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to lead and toxics in the spaces where our children learn and play.
The chat will focus on lead in schools and childcare facilities. There is no ‘safe’ level of lead in a child’s blood. Exposure at even low levels can damage a child’s developing brain, reduce their IQ, and contribute to learning and behavior problems. Unfortunately, lead can commonly be found in learning environments – whether it’s from old, peeling paint, leaded plumbing, or contaminated school supplies. School infrastructure also needs to be vastly improved. Last year the American Society of Civil Engineers gave school infrastructure in the US a grade of “D+”. We need to do everything we can to protect our children from exposure to lead where they learn and play.
Is your child’s learning environment promoting a zero-lead strategy? Are there steps you can take to ensure your child’s school or childcare center is taking steps to reduce lead exposure?
Please join us in celebration of the 16th annual National Healthy Schools Day for answers to these questions and more!
WHAT: Moms Clean Air Force and Healthy Schools Network Twitter chat in honor of National Healthy Schools Day. Learn about lead issues and discuss what’s being done to keep our children safe.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3, 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT
WHO: You, your friends, your friends’ friends. Please share this invitation and spread the word to your networks by tweeting:
Prizes: Two lucky winners will receive fab prize packs, including a Moms Clean Air Force tote bag, t-shirt and Healthy Schools Network swag. Simply RSVP below to be eligible to win.